Happy mid-July! As Fall 2018 creeps in, we gamers really start to wonder, “What games look promising? What can we look forward to this fall?” The Daily Fandom is here to help. Here are just a few games and expansions to keep an eye out for.
1. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth – August 14
The seventh expansion in Blizzard Entertainment’s legendary MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is currently up for pre-order and will be available internationally on August 14. According to the official Blizzard Shop, the update will include a raised maximum level cap, a 20-player battlefield mode, four new allied races, and much more.
Players can buy the standard edition of WoW: Battle for Azeroth from Battle.net for $49.99 and the deluxe edition can be purchased for $69.99. Be sure to join the battlefield this August 14th.
2. Destiny 2: Forsaken – September 4
Revealed at E3, the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion will include a new 4v4 game mode, new weapons, armor, and gear, a brand new story, and nine new Super abilities. The game was released last September by Bungie Inc. in partnership with Activision Blizzard, receiving an 8.5/10 from IGN. The standard edition of the expansion can be pre-ordered from Battle.net for $39.99, while the deluxe edition costs $79.99. The hunt begins on September 4th.
3. Marvel’s Spider-Man – September 7
This PS4 exclusive game will be an open world action-adventure game from a third-person perspective. The trailer debuted at E3 during Sony/PlayStation’s conference, which featured gameplay footage and cameos from various comic book villains.
The standard edition of the game is up for pre-order on the PlayStation Store for $59.99. Pre-ordering any edition will earn players exclusive suits, skill points, the spider-drone gadget, and PSN profile items. Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings into stores on September 7th.
4. NBA 2K19 – September 7
The 20th installment of the NBA 2K franchise, NBA 2K19 will have an open world “Neighborhood” and bring in new game modes. The standard edition of the game features Giannis Antetokounmpo on the cover, while LeBron James is on the 20th Anniversary edition.
2K Sports will also be releasing WWE 2K19 the following month, on October 9th. The Neighborhood opens on September 7th.
5. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – October 5
Set in ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey follows either Alexios or Kassandra, a Spartan hero trying to understand the truth of their past. This upcoming installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise will introduce “The Art of Battle,” a clashing battle of 150v150 AI soldiers.
Odyssey will also include open-world naval combat, a feature that was first introduced in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Players can purchase the game starting at $59.99 for the starter edition. Write your own epic odyssey on October 5th.
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – October 12
Black Ops is coming back this October with an updated multiplayer experience, zombies mode, and a new battle royale mode. For the first time ever, this installment of the COD franchise will be sold on for online purchase on Blizzard’s Battle.net to be “fully-optimized for PC experience.” Private beta keys will reportedly be given out to customers that pre-order. Rediscover Call of Duty on October 12th.
7. For Honor: Marching Fire – October 16
Ubisoft Montreal first released For Honor internationally on Valentine’s Day 2017. Ubisoft’s server instability on the day of the game launch caused many players’ games to crash. Consequentially, the game received fan backlash and occasional boycotts.
As of March 6th, however, For Honor has had dedicated servers on all versions of the game, allowing for an improved experience. During the Ubisoft conference at E3, For Honor announced the biggest update to the game since launch: Marching Fire.
This DLC will include four new characters, a new mode, a new map, updates to all other maps, and more. The Wu Lin faction marches in on October 16th.
8. Red Dead Redemption 2 – October 26
From the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5, comes the long-awaited sequel to their 2010 action-adventure game, Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games has already delayed the game twice, originally having it set to release last fall, then having it moved to spring of this year, only to further delay it to this coming fall. The game will be a prequel to the last game and will include both single-player aspects and an online multiplayer experience. Return to the wild west on October 26th.
9. Fallout 76 – November 14
Set in the hills of West Virginia, Fallout 76 will be the first game in the franchise to be entirely online. Explained by Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard at E3, this version of Fallout will be the first in the series timeline and will be four times larger than the Fallout 4 map.
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The new Fallout game will also have an updated base building mechanic and new, creative monsters to fight based on real-life folktales. Todd Howard also unveiled a teaser for Elder Scrolls 6, however, there has been no release date announced yet. Rebuild America’s future on November 14th.